Michael T. Gavin, preservation specialist with the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area at MTSU, is the principal researcher and author of the text of this web site. Caneta S. Hankins, assistant director of the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU, is the project director. The Buffalo/Duck River Resource Conservation & Development (R C & D) Council, administers the USDA Forest Service grant and provides advice and assistance in all aspects of this project. Five Rivers R C & D also contributed to this project in various ways. Erin Lobb and Kevin Cason, graduate assistants at the CHP in 2005 and 2006, supported the work of the project staff. Photographs are by Gavin or Hankins unless otherwise noted. Tom Nolan, director of Geosciences in the Department of Geography at MTSU provided the maps. Nathan Elsey created and produced the original graphics and animation. The project staff is indebted to many individuals and to local governments, historical societies, organizations, and agencies of the counties along the Iron Furnace Trail for their cooperation, support, and hospitality.
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To request a copy of Tennessee Iron Furnace Trail: A Guide to Resources on the Western Highland Rim or the accompanying video, contact the Center for Historic Preservation or the Buffalo Duck River and Five Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Councils.